The Church of God is convoked in Synod. With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church.
"By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made,
the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience
which processes can help it to live communion,
to achieve participation,
to open itself to mission."
October 27, 2022 - At 12:15 p.m. today, the Press Conference for the presentation of the Document for the Continental Stage of the Synod: "For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission", took place - live streaming from the Holy See Press Office.
The Document for the Continental Stage is the fruit of the Syntheses resulting from the consultation of the People of God in the first phase of the synodal process and will be the focus of the time of listening, dialogue and discernment of the Continental Synodal Assemblies (January-March 2023).
His Eminence Card. Mario Grech, Secretary General of the General Secretariat of the Synod - IT
His Eminence Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.I., Archbishop of Luxembourg; General Rapporteur of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (remotely connected) - EN
Prof. Anna Rowlands, Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice, University of Durham - EN
Father Giacomo Costa, S.I., Consultor of the General Secretariat of the Synod - IT
Rev. Mgr. Piero Coda, Secretary General of the International Theological Commission - IT
September 9, 2022 - The first phase of the “Synod on Synodality,” listening at the diocesan level, has concluded. Synthesis Reports were prepared by each of Canada’s four Regional Episcopal Assemblies - Western, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic regions. These four regional reports were then received by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and used to draft a national synthesis, which has been submitted to the General Secretariat of the Synod of the Holy See on 15 August 2022.
The national synthesis document is divided into 11 sections, collectively reflecting on the major themes of this process and the voices heard.